- Brand:Douglas Laboratories
- Product Code:nopal-cactus-DL60
- Servings per Container:60
- Quantity per Container:60 Vcaps
The leaves of the Nopal cactus have the unique ability to bind and trap fat and certain sugars consumed during a meal and inhibit their absorption into the body.
Nopal Cactus vegetarian capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain 600 mg of the cactus Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica). Nopal, also called prickly pear, is a perennial cactus that grows in semi-tropical area throughout the world. Nopal's content of gums and mucilages is thought to reduce the absorption of sugars and fats from the gastrointestinal tract.
Nopal cactus, traditionally used to control glycemia in diabetics, has been shown in scientific studies to effectively attenuate postprandial hyperglycemia. Nopal's therapeutic effectiveness may depend chiefly upon its content of gums and mucilages. Nopal consumption has also been demonstrated to support healthy cholesterol metabolism.
Another way that nopal may effectively lower body weight is by reducing appetite. The increased volume in the stomach afforded by the swollen mucilage and water matrix of ingested nopal may more quickly produce a feeling of satiety and thus limit caloric intake.
Warnings : Keep out of reach of children.
Additional Information : For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
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